What is Pashmina ?
Pashmina is made from the finest cashmere wool and is the softest, warmest, lightest natural fabric available. It is combed from the underside of the Himalayan Mountain Goat – the Capra Hircus goat – from the mounta
Pashmina has been valued for centuries throughout Asia and the Middle East, and the wonderful qualities of pashmina have made it just as popular in the West.
Whether you are planning to wear it an outdoor wedding, a Caribbean cruise, or a night at the movies, a pashmina shawl is the most versatile and elegant accessory. So lightweight that you can carry it in your purse, and so warm that it can ward off an evening chill, a chilly winter breeze, or the low temperatures (in minus degrees) of the coolest climates of the colder regions of the world.
Pashmina is a status symbol, a luxury item and is a matter of pride for the woman who wears it. A pashmina in your wardrobe adds to your sex appeal and you become the center of attraction in weddings, award ceremonies and parties. Wherever you go, you would like to take your favourite pashmina along with you.
Pashmina shawls are remarkably soft and light, considering how much warmth they provide. Pashmina products are world renowned for their exotic silky texture, lightness and warmth.
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Pashmina wool, also known as the softest, most luxurious and the best pashm wool in the world. The wool comes from the underbelly of the Capra Hircus goat, which wanders in the sub zero temperatures of the high Himalayas in Nepal, some 14,000 feet above sea level. The goats grow this extra layer each winter to insulate themselves against the rigours of this extreme climate. Thus blessed by nature with a unique very thin short inner coat of hair – the best insulation in the world – and this inner coat of hair is known as PASHMINA. The goat survives because of this naturally gifted cushion of hair.
Pashmina is the Persian word for pashm meaning finest wool fibre, the “soft gold” king of fibers. Pashmina is also known as the “diamond fiber” and the “soft gold of high Asia”.
Pashmina fibre is less than 15-19 microns in thickness making it very soft (whereas human hair is 75 microns thick) One goat produces 3 to 8 ounces of Pashmina per year.
Pashmina comes from Himalayan region as finest Kashmiri wool which is derived at the altitude of 12000 to 14000 ft. where temperature goes down up to-40 degree centigrade. The thermoconductivity of the wool is best in the world as the goat survives at -40 degree Celcius temperatures (far below freezing zero temperatures) in cold climates
The pashmina we see on the Web and in local stores is usually a 80/20, 70/30 or even a 50/50 blend of cashmere and silk respectively. This is said to produce a strong yet supple, lightweight, luxurious wrap for evening or day-time wear. Most vendors claim that the wool in their pashmina is produced by very special Himalayan goats. Cashmere refers to the fine wool from the undercoat of these Kashmir goats – pashmina is the crème de la crème of cashmere.